Skip to comments.MacGyver Bot In Production From Georgia Tech
Posted on 10/14/2012 7:25:19 AM PDT by Daffynition
Machines have had a presence in the US Military for quite a while, with bomb disposing robots and sky drones becoming quite abundant in the US Military and to a smaller extent even local law enforcement. But those machines still rely a lot on human intervention that limits the actions they may take.
That is why the US Navy has given a three year $900,000 grant to the Georgia Institute of Technology to work on what many are calling the MacGyver bot. The robot may not be able to start a truck with a pen and turkey baster, but the hope is the machine can turn a pipe into a lever.
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A young engineer at work the other day, after jury rigging a piece of equipment said he’d MacGyvered it.
I asked him if he know who MacGyver was?
He said no, not at all. It was something his dad used to say.